Professor Andrei Lyamin has been awarded $766,856 for an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship entitled ‘Variational Multiscale Modelling of Granular Materials’.
Granular materials play an important role in a wide range of problems related to physical infrastructure. These include landslides and similar catastrophic events which can result in a loss of life and major property damage. This project will develop new methods for improved simulation of granular flows to allow the formulation of efficient risk mitigation strategies. Application of the new methods to assess risk will lead to more cost-effective designs of civil infrastructure in risk prone areas, as well as better safety outcomes.
Professor Lyamin is a Chief Investigator in the Centre and is based at the Newcastle Node.